'Here Come The Girls' Has Been Started
Babs & Dagi, our two heads of the fanclub are in Edinburgh, UK right now to witness the first show of the 'Here Come The Girls Tour' live with their own eyes and they just informed us immediately during and after it with the following first, hot information:
The stage: similar like on the Heavy Rotation Tour (on the left and right side there are white stairs, the 3 ladies appear in the middle)
The Show lasts about 2 hours with a short break in between when a throne is build-up on stage
Tracklist, approx. 25 songs (incomplete!): I'm Every Women by Chaka Khan (all), One Day In Your Life (all), Let's Pretend by Lulu (all), I'm Outta Love (all), part of Just Dance by Lady Gaga (all), Respect by Aretha Franklin (mostly Chaka Khan),
Mercy by Duffy (mostly Lulu), Oldies Medley (all), Proud Mary by Tina Turner (all), Angel by Robbie Williams (all), Left Outside Alone (Anastacia solo), Final Song: Relight My Fire by Take That (all)
Crew: There are 3 male and 3 female dancers; no band
Productionmanager is Peter, who already was responsible for the 'Heavy Rotation Tour'
Merchandise: Tourbook (10 pounds), T-Shirts (20 pounds), Sweatshirts (35 pounds)
Much Thank to both of you for this service and greetings to Edinburgh!
Day of the concert
The next day we got up rather early and watched the sun rise above the castle from our hotel room. Simply beautiful! After a copious breakfast we went on a sightseeing tour and visited the castle from inside. It’s a very impressive building. The weather was like in April, sunny, rainy, windy and stormy which was changing every 5 minutes. Because it was raining again we decided to discover the city by a red double-decker bus. In the afternoon we again ate in the Hard Rock Café and went back to the hotel to get ready for the evening.
The venue was right around the corner and we met the Italian girls Sabry, Alice and Silvy in the lobby. Together we were waiting for the entrance and because there were seats only, it went rather comfortable. Everybody was excited because this was the first show and nobody knew what to expect.
Having the camera ready we were waiting for the beginning and it started full tilt. We stayed in our seats for the first two songs but later everybody got up and because our seats were in the first row we stood right in front of the stage. There were no securities and no ditch, just direct contact with the ladies. Anastacia gave us a handshake while performing "I’m Outta Love" and also Lulu played with the first row now and then. There were some surprises with the stage outfits and the equipment. For example the throne for "Lady Marmalade" or the oversized sound machine for "I feel for you".
The three ladies had fun on stage even when the choreography wasn’t synchron all the time. But it was definitely a successful prelude and like any other concerts it went by way too fast.
After the show we met Shawn and gave her the tour dvds. She loved the cover and said that Ana and her mum would surely like it. Well, I think everybody who already got the dvd will concur that it is damn well done. After that we had a few drinks with the Italian girls at our hotel bar and said goodbye around 2 am.